Joe Biden's first phone call to Riyadh went not to MBS but to his dad, the ailing King Salman. This came ahead of the declassification of intelligence that links the crown prince to the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Overnight, we witnessed the first use of US military force on Joe Biden's watch: an air strike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria, just over the border with Iraqi Kurdistan. Some 17 people were killed, according to local sources.
Schools reopen in Kenya after a nine-month disruption caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Hand sanitisation stations are in place and staff check the temperature of students before they are allowed into school. Many parents are happy to see their children back in school as it gives them more freedom to work, though they also have concerns about the potential for the virus to spread among students.
Every day, around sixty children make their way to a school set up in a makeshift tent on the sidelines of protests against agricultural reform in India. The school was created for local slum children, who either don't go to school or haven't been since schools closed in March due to the coronavirus.